[The Three Fates]A Frederic Auguste Prince de Bronsuic et de Lunebourg Lieutenant General [...]
Engraving, platemark 480 x 310mm (18¾ x 12¼"). Very large margins. Uncut. Crease through centre.
Engraving of Francesco Salviati's painting 'The Three Fates', c.1545 (Florence, Palazzo Pitti), here mistakenly attributed to Michelangelo. In classical tradition the course of human life was personified by the Fates who spun, measured and cut the thread of existence. Engraved by Florentine printmaker Ferdinando Gregori (1743?-1804), who made many large engravings after Old Master paintings, particularly those in Florence.
[Ref: 38477] £220.00